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Cannes Deal: Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Jarmusch's 'Only Lovers Left Alive,' Starring Swinton

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by Anne Thompson
May 24, 2013 8:07 PM
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"Only Lovers Left Alive"

"It would take a stake through the heart to keep Barker, Bernard and Leiner away from a good movie,” said producer Jeremy Thomas as Cannes 2013 drew to a close. Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to Thomas and Jim Jarmusch's competition title "Only Lovers Left Alive," starring Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton, which played well for the press corps Friday in advance of its Saturday Cannes gala premiere.
 
The film was produced by Thomas's Recorded Picture Company and Reinhard Brundig's Pandora Film.  Christos Konstantakopoulos of Fairilo House served as executive producer.

Mia Wasikowska, John Hurt, Anton Yelchin and Jeffrey Wright also star in "Only Left Alive," which is set in Detroit and Tangier and involves both vampires and guitars. The film's synopsis is below:

It follows an underground musician, deeply depressed by the direction of human activities, who reunites with his resilient and enigmatic lover. Their love story has already endured several centuries at least, but their debauched idyll is soon disrupted by her wild and uncontrollable younger sister.

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